Placement grant

This grant is to support domestic undergraduate students who require financial assistance to ensure they are able to fully participate in the professional development opportunities related to their program. International students are not eligible to apply.

There are three types of placement grants available that do differ in eligibility requirements.

  • KickStart Placement Grants - To be eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a Federation campus and be completing a placement in any year of an undergraduate degree. Students must demonstrate a high level of financial or personal need in their KickStart registration to be eligible. Eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement (and a maximum of $1000 per year) and is funding dependent.
  • Rural Health Placement Grants - as part of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program, eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement.  To be eligible students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Nursing/Midwifery, Masters of Clinical Exercise and Physiology or Masters of Social Work. Applicants must be completing placement in a 3-week block or more in a rural area (excluding Melbourne and Geelong) and travelling at least 100kms (one way) from home. Note: Rural Health funding has now been exhausted for 2019. We cannot award any more Rural Health Placement Grants for this year. Funding will reopen in 2020.
  • Teacher Rural Placement Grants- As part of the Teacher Rural Placement Program, eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement. Students must be in their third or final year of a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education or Masters of Teaching program. Applicants must be completing placement in a 2-week block or more, at a public school and in a rural area (excluding Melbourne and Geelong) and travelling at least 80kms (one way) from home. Students who receive this grant must complete the Rural Teacher Placement Survey once placement has finished.

Additional information required

To apply for a placement grant you must complete the additional information form. We will determine which grant is relevant and send you a notification outlining the conditions of the grant. Please note all placement grant funding is dependent.

Please do not complete the additional information unless your placement details have been confirmed (i.e. location and dates are confirmed). Incomplete additional information forms will not be reviewed.

Placement Grant - Additional information online form

Useful resource - For students studying nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, social work or exercise physiology

Rural Health online has been developed to help you to understand how working in a rural health setting can be different from urban health settings and what to look for on your rural health experience. The online learning unit consists of ten short online mini-modules for you to work through. It will take you around an hour and a half to complete all modules. You can log out and come back and complete modules not yet completed.